- Definitions and key concepts
- Misleading and deceptive conduct
- Specific false or misleading representations, issues about pricing
- Specific unfair sales techniques
- Consumer guarantees
- Unsolicited consumer agreements and unconscionable conduct
- Unfair contract terms regime
- Introduction to competition law and misuse of market power
- Suppliers - exclusive dealing and resale price maintenance
- Competitors - cartels and other anti-competitive behaviour
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Streaming Multimedia
- Web links
- Printable format materials
- Assignment 1 - Problem based (20%)
- Assignment 2 - Project (30%)
- Assignment 3 - Final Examination (50%)
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject
This subject provides the students with a business focused exploration of laws that impact on customers and competitors. The legal risks arising from the Australian Competition and Consumer Law, on business actions and strategies including misleading or deceptive conduct, unfair sales techniques, pricing strategies, consumer guarantees, selling strategies and collusion are analysed in the context of the legal impact on a business, its directors, management and staff.
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